British Officer Deployed In Afghanistan Talk About COVID-19 Impact

Forces News spoke to a British Army officer about the impact the Coronavirus pandemic on the close to 1,000 U.K. troops deployed to Afghanistan as part of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission.

Lieutenant Tom Redman, Task Line Commander with 4th Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), told Forces News: “We’re taking the same measures that everyone in the U.K. is taking.

“We’re keeping our 2-metre distance, hygiene has taken on new prominence, we’re wiping down surfaces regularly, we’re just trying to protect the force so that we don’t diminish the quality of our output.”

Redman said they had “generally” good internet connection and “very good post service” which helps the soldiers stay in touch with their families and friends.

“We continue to provide our output and we continue to respond and support the government of Afghanistan,” Redman told military news website.

“So there’s been no real change to our capability and we ensure that our skills and training are to the highest level.”

In addition to their duties, 4 SCOTS are also working through the global pandemic at a time when the intra-Afghan talks are scheduled to start, and violence has increased.



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